Residential Conveyancing
& Private Property

The CJCH conveyancing team have over 40 years of experience in property matters and conveyancing.

The CJCH residential Conveyancing Team are experts in our field and are frequently recommended by existing clients as well as professional intermediaries. Your matter will be dealt with by a single named Conveyancer and their Assistant throughout the transaction so you have a direct point of contact.

Whether you are purchasing your first home, a buy-to-let property or expanding your property portfolio, our specialist team will guide you through the process of tailoring the service to your needs.

We can also assist with Landlord and Tenant matters, contracts, lease agreements and licences. Our reasonable fees, friendly service and expert advice turns the stress of purchasing a property into smooth sailing.

We use award-winning case management software which includes a digital client onboarding solution making the completion and return of client care paperwork achievable from your mobile phone or tablet. You can also complete and upload ID documents to verify your identity, proof of address and proof of funds without having to visit a third party or bank. We have a 24/7 case tracking mobile app which is updated at key milestones such as contract papers received, searches ordered and received and mortgage offers received so you know how far we are along in the transaction at all times.


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Practice Area – Residential Conveyancing

CJCH Solicitors offers a unique, expert service where your conveyance is carefully handled by our team of qualified conveyancing professionals and solicitors. Where some firms may conduct conveyancing services as a production line utilising administration resources, CJCH ensures the largest life purchase you will make, your home, is carefully and skilfully processed with your best interests at heart. At CJCH your conveyance will not be handed off, the team member you instruct is the person who will be with you throughout the process.

Time scales (a general guideline):

  • Sale & Purchase – typically 6-12 weeks depending on a number of factors. It can be quicker or slower depending on the parties in the chain. Often reliant on third parties providing information in a timely manner such as search results, management packs, and mortgage offers can affect transaction time. If a legal title defect is found and needs to be rectified this could add weeks to the process.
  • Remortgage and Transfer of Equity – 2-4 weeks from receipt of the mortgage offer. This does not include a company remortgage or equity release mortgage as in these types of mortgage often the mortgage lender will instruct their own solicitors and there will be numerous enquiries and documents to be dealt with before they can agree on a completion date.

Potential cost associated with a standard matter

The CJCH conveyancing fee starts from £625.00 (ex VAT) for a straight forward conveyancing matter. We offer a fixed fee for this service as a basis but reserve the right to quote for additional and non-standard matters.

Definition of a standard matter

A straightforward or standard matter refers to a standard freehold registered title. It is important to note though that variations to this require a variation of services to meet the needs of the transaction, such as (but not limited to) a leasehold title, and unregistered title, redeeming additional charges, solar panel enquires and transfers etc.

  • All other matters which fall out of the above standard matter concept will be quoted accordingly.

Fixed cost (dependent on purchase price):

What you need to know about Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Land Transaction Tax (LTT).

Land Registry registration fee – fee charged by the Land Registry to register the change of ownership to the property. Their fee scale guide depends on the property value and how many title numbers are involved. If the property is unregistered, there will be a first registration fee charged

Conveying fee (updated April 2023)
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Potential extra associated costs (disbursements)

Disbursements are associated costs for the transaction, which will be paid out on your behalf in order to progress the matter (no VAT on disbursements).

These could include (but are not limited to):

  • Land registration fee
  • Local search, environmental search and drainage search
  • Stamp duty (England); Land Transaction Tax (Wales)
  • Bank telegraphic transfer fee
  • Chaps transfer fee
  • Official copy documents
Additonal fees
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When will payments be required?

Once the client has instructed the firm to act on their behalf, an up-front fee of £300.00 (ex VAT) would be

required on account to start proceedings

The balance:

  • For a purchase, funds to be paid and cleared (including stamp duty) before completion
  • For a sale, balance is deducted from proceeds on exchange and completion

We have a full range of residential property based services, get in touch with our team to find out more.


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    Our Team

    • Natalie Summers

      Natalie Summers

      Natalie joined CJCH in February 2022 as Head of Conveyancing. Natalie has brought with her a wealth of knowledge and experience with a proven track record of advising clients in relation to all aspects of Residential Conveyancing. Natalie has been the driving force behind the growth of CJCH’s Conveyancing Team, developing a wide range of thought leadership and Conveyancing best practice. A highly driven, team player, Natalie has been hugely successful in developing CJCH’s client base and strengthening existing relationships with referral contacts.

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    • John Moore

      John Moore

      John advises Private Clients in the areas of Wills & Probate, Power of Attorney, Deputyship, and Residential Conveyancing. Although specialising in Private Client services since 2013, he has been with CJCH since 2003, and has been a Qualified Solicitor since 2010.

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    • Abbi Evans

      Abbi Evans

      Abbi joined CJCH in 2019 in the Residential Conveyancing & Private Property Team. Abbi has experience advising clients in all aspects of residential conveyancing including sales, purchases, transfers of equity and remortgages of both freehold and leasehold property.

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    • Ffion Barnett

      Ffion Barnett

      Ffion joined CJCH in June 2021 and having completed her training contract with us is now a Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing and Private Property department.


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